QWrap: PM Modi’s Gaffes Galore in TV Interview & More
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1. Modi Hai Toh Mumkin Hai: Email, Digicam & ‘Cloud’ Computing Claims
“Hum toh faqeer aadmi hain, jhola le kar chal padenge.” – Narendra Modi, 2016.
While this hyperbolic statement by PM Modi has become a catchphrase, what few know is that this jhola (bag) contained a ‘digicam’ way back in 1987.
The prime minister, in an interview to News Nation on Saturday, 11 May, claimed that in 1987, at a public rally in Viramgam tehsil, about 60 kilometres from Ahmedabad, he might have been the first person in India to use a digital camera. He claimed he used it to click a colour photograph of his mentor Lal Krishna Advani and sent it to New Delhi through email.
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2. Kamal Haasan Calls Godse ‘India’s First Terrorist’, BJP Moves EC
Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan invited the ire of the BJP on Monday, 13 May, for saying that India's first "terrorist was a Hindu”, referring to Nathuram Godse – who killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Addressing an election campaign Tamil Nadu’s Aravakurichi on Sunday night, the actor-turned-politician said he was one of those "proud Indians" who desires an India with equality and where the "three colours" in the tricolour, an obvious reference to different faiths, "remained intact."
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3. ‘Dirty Politics’: Mayawati Slams PM’s Remark Over Alwar Gang Rape Case
Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his charge that she was “shedding crocodile tears” over the Alwar gang rape incident, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati accused him of indulging in “dirty politics” and demanded his resignation for incidents of Dalit atrocities in the past.
Speaking to the media on Monday, 13 May, Mayawati said, “He’s trying to play dirty politics over it. So that in the elections his party can benefit. It is extremely shameful. How can he respect others’ sisters and wives when he has left his own wife for political gains?”
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4. Bhagwant Mann Gets Candid on AAP Infighting & Quitting Alcohol
In this freewheeling chat on a truck in Punjab’s Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency, AAP’s Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann tackles questions on AAP’s inability to forge alliances in Punjab (and Delhi), his public announcement of giving up alcohol and why MLAs are leaving the party in the run up to elections 2019.
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5. Iron Lady Irom Sharmila Gives Birth to Twins on Mother’s Day
The Iron lady of India, Irom Sharmila, gave birth to twins on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 12 May at a hospital in Bengaluru.
Married to Desmond Coutinho, the 47-year-old civil rights activist gave birth after 35 weeks of pregnancy through a C-section delivery at Malleshwaram branch of the Cloudnine hospital at 9:21 am on Sunday, Bangalore Mirror reported.
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